Both of these books I’ve read in the past months. Loved them both. And by the way, if you click on the title it will bring you to Amazon.
SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
I’ll admit it. I first checked this book out based on the huge buzz it got. But I purchased the book based on the opening pages. Beautiful writing. If you want to understand about rhetorical devices and poetry in prose then read this book. This story was not about the plot. Not really. It was about the writing. The author took the saturated dystopian genre and did something completely different with it.
RED by Kait Nolan
I’d seen this book for a while. But honestly? I didn’t want to read another werewolf novel. Again, one day, I was curious and read the first few pages. Then I bought it. I fell in love with the writing and loved the story.
Your turn. Share some more of your favorites!
I have Shatter Me in my suitcase to read while I go visit family for the holidays. I can’t wait. And The Scorpio Races too.
While I read a lot of paranormal/YA/fantasy what have you, my two favorite books of this year were none of the above. They were ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls and ‘The Help’ by (sin of sins,I can’t remember the author and my Internet won’t let me in anywhere to check – it’s one of those days).
Those women in The Help were so real I expected to see them on ‘Oprah’. The love story in ‘One Day’ was so incredibly true and bittersweet I have to admit I was shocked it was written by a man (ah-oh, here come the torches and pitchforks).
Your suggestions added considerably to my to-read list for 2012.
I don’t have Shatter Me yet, but I plan on purchasing it. Red looks pretty good, too. Thanks for this countdown. Love it!
I like that you are sharing your faves with us…hopefully I’ll have time over the break to get some more reading done.
I loved Shatter Me. So beautifully written and a plot that left me wanting more. I can’t wait for book 2!
I’m reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone and it too is not only extremely original, the writing it gorgeous. 😀 I knew Shatter Me would be like that because of Tahereh and I wasn’t disappointed.
My fav book of the year was Ann Patchett’s STATE OF WONDER. Loved it!
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I just finished Shatter Me and agree with you about the language. It’s something else. I picked it up because I’ve been reading Tahereh’s blog for a while and just really enjoy her writing style. That and the premise was intriguing to me!
Oh my gosh. I loved loved loved loved loved loved Shatter Me! I wanted to drink all the words.
I know I’m really late on this, but I recently read Shatter Me and it was amazing!